American Express Global Business Travel has appointed David Levin to the role of chief information security officer. Levin reports to chief information technology officer, David Thompson, and is based in Phoenix, Arizona.
The new digital platform is designed to complement the company’s continued personal offline service offering particularly for complex bookings, or those clients who still prefer to arrange travel via their dedicated consultant.
Sabre Corporation has announced its acquisition of Radixx, a leading airline retailing software provider with an established presence in the low-cost carrier space. The deal is valued at $110 million, including payments to debtholders, using cash on hand.
FCM Travel Solutions has announced several significant developments in its drive to book and service NDC content for customers in the EMEA region. The news follows extensive testing of NDC-enabled solutions with Amadeus and other technology providers.
CWT has announced the appointment of John Pelant to the roles of executive vice president and chief technology officer. He will take up the title with the business-to-business travel management platform on November 1st.
Boeing is investing $20 million in Virgin Galactic, a vertically integrated human spaceflight company. The companies will work together to broaden commercial space access and transform global travel technologies.
Vietnam Airlines will launch Wi-Fi connections on a number of flights from October 10th. Passengers will be able to access the new services on selected A350 flights from Hanoi to Ho Chi Minh City, Shanghai, and Osaka.
Flight Centre Travel Group’s global procurement network has appointed Yon Abad to the role of vice president, corporate supplier relationships and distribution platforms.
Through the channel, Iberia customers can check their flight status, obtain general information about their trip or check-in for any flight to Schengen area countries operated by Iberia, Iberia Express and Iberia Regional Air Nostrum.
This will be the first time Airportr has collaborated with an airport operator to create a fully integrated baggage service, which allows passengers to check-in baggage before arriving at the airport.
CoStar Group has entered into an agreement to acquire STR, a leader in data benchmarking, analytics and marketplace insights for global hospitality sectors. The transaction, valued at $450 million in cash, is expected to close in the fourth quarter of 2019, subject to customary conditions.
Inna Kizenkova will become a member of the company’s dedicated team focused on developing next generation airline distribution capabilities, including new distribution capabilities.